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Arachnophobia (long)

In message <5e86c4c0.34f3158c@aol.com> QSHIPQ@aol.com writes:

> Really happy to go offline again with a few that are really interested, btdt.
> However, there are more Torsen awd quattros on the road now than non, so I
> believe these discussions to be most most relevent.  And IMO, some btdt has
> put this list much further ahead than when this surfaced last, about 1.5years
> ago.  So progress made, but not corrections.  This Torsen center diff
> technology is 10years old for audi, but not proven in their own racing
> efforts, but a wholly committed technology in street car marketing.
> Mainstream sells cars, that 7/10ths world....  Bummer. :)

Well, I've done some pretty spectacular things in mine over the last 80000 
miles, and have _never_ been 'bitten'.  I _regularly_ drift it sideways round a 
number of familiar traffic islands and, traffic permitting, I push _really_ 
hard on the 70-mile twisty trip up to the Hickling meeting every month.  I've 
never seen a sign of unacceptable behaviour.
It's not sufficient to say that Audi don't use a TORSEN centre differential 
when racing.  Sure - they don't - but they don't use any other kind, either.  
If I were to find a viscous coupled differential in a motorsport Audi, I might 
think they have a case to answer.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club